A group of scientists from the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health at Oxford University may have found a potential key to finally treating endometriosis, a disease that affects around 176 million women worldwide. 

A study in Science shed new light on the global epidemic obesity by evaluating nearly 650,000 exomes from the United Kingdom, United States and Mexico and identifying those with strong implications for body mass or obesity.

A study found potential in a novel gene therapy method to help children born with a rare genetic and neurodegenerative disorder, AADC deficiency.

The successful use of messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines for Covid-19 has led to a flurry of research studies designed to test these candidates in other illnesses. Translate Bio, for instance, launched a Phase I clinical trial with Sanofi’s vaccines global business unit Sanofi Pasteur to evaluate an mRNA-based investigational vaccine for the flu.

Gilead Sciences Inc. said an analysis showed the company’s antiviral remdesivir reduced mortality rates in hospitalized patients with Covid-19 and increased the likelihood of being discharged by day 28 after a five-day course of the treatment.

Novartis cut three Phase III trials of the eye therapy Beovu (brolucizumab) after the studies showed higher rates of intraocular inflammation with frequent dosing intervals of the therapy.

Alzheimer’s disease is the holy grail of pharmaceutical research, and a team of physicians published results showing that they may have found the key to actually improving cognition in patients with early-stage dementia.

A final analysis of the Phase III TITAN study shows that Janssen’s Erleada (apalutamide), when added to androgen deprivation therapy, significantly improved overall survival in patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC) compared with placebo.

Almost all people previously infected with Covid-19 have high levels of antibodies for at least six months that are likely to protect them from reinfection with the disease, results of a major UK study showed.

The chemotherapy pralatrexate and the antibiotic azithromycin were successful at preventing replication of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to research with Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology in China.